By: Jack Loennecker – Layout Editor
Get ready to laugh and howl as Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix Comedy Dog Show bring their act to William Paterson University on April 23. Students, friends and family can catch the hilarious antics of Peers and his cast of canines, most of which are rescues, and will also have the chance to adopt a “furever” friend of their own at the Shea Center for Performing Arts.
A show with 16 dogs in total, Peers and his pooches will give the audience a lot to laugh about. Some of the acts include Junior, the World’s Smartest Dog; Noodles, the Skateboarding Bassett Hound; Fearless Frankie, the High Diving Dog; the Incredible Izzie who will be picking out colors, and the Jubilant Julie, the Wire Walking Wonder.
The New Orleans native has been in show business for 46 years. Peers got his start working with his father in concessions but went on to pursue a bigger spotlight. He then went on to Ringling Brothers Clown College and became a clown for their circus. But one event changed his act entirely.
“I got a dog from a shelter, and that’s how it all started, slowly,” Peers said.
When Peers took his act back to Ringling Brothers circus that’s when he realized his show would be a success. Peers also took the Mutville Comix to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman, at Disneyland, and even to the White House lawn for President George H.W. Bush in 1993.